Rock Community Pride on Rock Creek!

    With generous support from Wells Fargo, Friends of Frederick County has launched the “Clean Water – Healthy Kids” campaign to clean streams, plant trees and help residents understand the connection between clean streams, drinking water, health and civic pride. We invite you to be part of the Rock Creek clean up team.   […]

Green Economic Development saves money and makes for better living: 2 reports of interest

Across the country, communities are struggling with how to fix and replace failing and outdated infrastructure and meet new demand to manage stormwater and protect clean water. American Rivers worked with the American Society of Landscape Architects, ECONorthwest, and the Water Environment Federation to release the Banking-on-Green report to build on the current understanding of the […]

Maryland Smart Growth policies support kids walking to school

Why can’t Johnny walk to school? (Soon, he might) October 28, 2011 David T. Whitaker, AICP Land Use, Smart Growth, Planning urban planning,smart growth, maryland department of planning, martin o’malley, Maryland Board of Public Works, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Maryland Department of Transportation,school construction 1 Comment State Treasurer Nancy Kopp, Governor Marting O’Malley and Comptroller Peter Franchot. In late October 2011, Maryland’s […]

Express your opinion of PlanMaryland

Over the next 20 years, there will be nearly 1,000,000 more people, over 400,000 additional households and over 600,000 new jobs in Maryland.Where will all these people live and work, how will they get to their jobs? Read more – and express your opinion to the local paper!.  Share this information.  It is the future […]

Citizens invited to make comments on how to make Frederick City more bicycle and pedestrian friendly

If you are a Frederick City resident please voice your support for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure – it’s good for health, property values and overall quality of life. It seems that amenities for riders and walkers are the first to get swept aside when money is tight.  Please make your comments here. The 2012 budget […]

Homes in more traditional communities tend to hold value better than those built as sprawl

  A new report released from Smart Growth Maryland has findings that may surprise you…     homes inside the priority funding areas (PFAs), located in more traditional communities and designated growth areas, fared better economically than the homes that were built

Agriculture contributes to our quality of life

Washington County farming by the numbers By JEFF SEMLER  9:44 AM EST, January 11, 2011  Over the past several weeks, I have been involved in several presentations and countless conversations on the importance of agriculture to Washington County.  This is a question that bears discussing and one in which there is no easy answer. […]

Redevelopment and Stormwater Management/Environmental Site Design

High Point Natural Drainage System Because of its size and its relationship to Longfellow Creek, the redevelopment of the High Point neighborhood in West Seattle offered Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) a unique opportunity to implement a large scale natural drainage system in an urban environment, where it could make a real difference. High Point features […]

‘Green’ Hotel Proves Saving Energy Makes Money

Proximity Hotel’s restaurant offers an uncommon view in the heart of a busy Greensboro business and shopping district. Just below the outdoor terrace, a restored stream winds through an expanse of tall grass. A colony of turtles and the occasional heron make their homes in this quiet retreat. It’s not what you expect just a […]

**NEW** Frederick Farmers Market downtown Frederick

Frederick Farmers Market Wednesdays, 3pm in the old Carmack Jay’s parking lot, between 3rd and 4th streets on Market St. Cut flowers, berries, vegetables, herbs, fruit, beef, pork, eggs, baked goods, lamb, rabbit, wool, yarn, chocolates, and hand made knits. All items raised, grown or made within 120 miles of Frederick.